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How Landsat Helps

The Landsat Program

This joint NASA/USGS program provides the longest continuous space-based record of Earth’s land in existence. Every day, Landsat satellites provide essential information to help land managers and policy makers make wise decisions about our resources and our environment. + Landsat Case Studies ebook

changes to the River Ob in Siberia
Landsat Maps Global Surface Water
Quantifying changes in global surface waters over the past 32 years.
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Heimdal Glacier

Landsat Provides Global View of Speed of Ice

Scientists are providing a near-real-time view of every large glacier and ice sheet on Earth with Landsat 8.[]
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Landsat Abounds at #AGU16

Over 375 presentations at this year’s AGU Fall feature Landsat.[]
Lake Havasu 1911 map

Geographia

Journey with us into the cartographic past. Latest look: Creating an Oasis in the Desert: Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 1911 []

Landsat 8 sketch

“Thanks to its detailed spatial resolution, Landsat made the estimation of small reservoirs’ surface area possible.”